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control and censorship, while the speed of the impact of most of the contents conveyed by these Media has long-term effects. To give an idea of the impact of web 2.0 on Arab countries of the southern shore of the Mediterranean sea, it is suffice to say that on a total population of 82 million people in Egypt, the Internet Protocols activated are approximately 14 million (16% of the total population), while about 6 million people have Facebook profiles; in Tunisia, on 10.6 million inhabitants, IPs activated are 3 million and 600.000 around the 30% of the total population. In this context, where the social actors were not organised around social movements linked to political parties or trade unions; social media, blogs, are representing a fundamental vehicle of information allowing to young leaders of the movements visibility and international solidarity before unthinkable, evading censorship and filters, accelerating the process of empowerment and politicisation of the public sphere. Of course, with the expansion of internet, these instruments and their effects on Arab societies, is however by years subject of sociological and security monitoring activities by the governments.

(written and published in november 2011)

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